As of recent, many high end menswear designers have been incorporating street wear into their collections. From the runways in New York to Milan, designers like Michael Bastian and Riccardo Tisci, the creative artist for Givenchy, have been incorporating streetwear into their high end collections. One major trend among designers is wearing sneakers with anything from jeans, chinos and even dress pants. This week’s Fashionisto shows us how to pull off a polished look with a sneaker as done by celebrities such as Kanye West and LeBron James.
This Fashionisto’s look incorporated different trends in a way that portrays casualness as well as sophistication. The denim button-up in dark indigo is appropriate for class or, accompanied with a tie, the office. This Fashionisto chose to pair his button-up with a pair of tan khaki pants. Blue and brown was dubbed the ultimate color duo by Gentlemen’s Quarterly, so It is only fitting that this Fashionisto pair his indigo colored shirt to a pair of tan khaki pants. The star of the outfit, the pair of Jordan retro sneakers, was easy to pair with because khaki is a pant that is usually dressed down or up depending on the occasion. The sneaker is finally getting a chance to shine in a light that belonged to a different arena. Now sneakers are competing in the same arena as loafers and moccasins alike.
The last part of this Fashionisto’s outfit is his jacket. The versatility that sneakers have is the same versatility allotted to military jackets. Depending on how you layer your clothing, military jackets can go well with a simple T-shirt or complement a classy suit. Whether it is the sneakers or a coat, pick clothing that is as versatile as silly putty to create an abundance of looks with one simple item.
Hint: Pair a more formal outfit with a sneaker that is simple. Sneakers like the adidas samoas can look great with structured pants like slacks or trousers.